Alison L Saylor, MA, MFT

Alison L Saylor, MA, MFT

Professions: Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: MFT - 36585
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 15898
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1122 Clement St
San Francisco, California 94118 - United States
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I help clients identify patterns and issues blocking the changes wanted and come up with practical suggestions and deeper explorations to shift these so goals can be achieved and happiness made possible. I give direct suggestions and advice when I feel it is needed. My approach incorporates humor, insight and compassion to create a dynamic and safe healing environment. Central to my work is looking at attachment patterns: helping you identify what yours are, and how they interact with those of the important people in your lives. This understanding is incredibly freeing and maps a path for dealing with these relationships in a way that is more positive. Wikipedia has a fairly good description of attachment psychology if you would like to know more. I also incorporate the new research on how our nervous system works and interacts with our emotional well being as well as the mindfulness based practices emerging from Buddhism.

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More Info About My Practice

My full fee is $140 a session. I have a sliding scale for those in need. I accept Aetna HMO and PPO as well as any insurance PPO plan. I accept Medical if you are able to come in during the afternoon. I currently work Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays and offer evening times on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I am a specialist in couples therapy and individual therapy focused on relationship issues. I also offer hypnotherapy as an adjunct to talk therapy or as a stand alone treatment for habit change, phobias, test-taking anxiety, trauma and PTSD, addictions, depression and anxiety. I also have specialized training in working with sexual abuse survivors and people struggling with addiction.

Had a Negative Therapy Experience?

I am always saddened and sometimes shocked to hear about the bad things that have happened to people with prior therapists. When you come to therapy you are in pain and therefor a vulnerable place and are deserving of a therapist who is trustworthy, competent and committed to your healing process. I recommend that anyone who has had a negative experience and actually anyone starting therapy for the first time to do a little bit of 'therapist shopping', making initial appointments with two or three therapists and then picking the one you feel the most comfortable with. It is important that you feel that you 'click' with the therapist and I would encourage you to trust your gut feeling in this process.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Inadequacy
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Depth Hypnosis
  • Depth Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Object Relations
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Self Psychology

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